Planning to Change the World: A Plan Book for Social Justice Teachers 2011-2012

August 17, 2011 Leave a Comment

2011-2012 coverEdited by Tara Mack and Bree Picower

Order online from Rethinking Schools for the discount price of $15 each for the hard copy ($14 each for bulk orders of 10 or more) plus shipping and handling, or $9.50 for a downloadable pdf.

Planning to Change the World: A Plan Book for Social Justice Teachers 2011-2012 is a plan book for educators who believe their students can and will change the world. It is designed to help teachers translate their vision of a just education into concrete classroom activities. 

The newest edition has all the things you would expect in a lesson plan book plus:
  • Weekly planning pages packed with important social justice birthdays and historical events
  • References to online lesson plans and resources related to those dates
  • Tips from social justice teachers across the country
  • Inspirational quotes to share with students
  • Thought-provoking essential questions to spark classroom discussions on critical issues
  • Reproducible social justice awards for students
  • and much more
The 2011-2012 edition is the fourth in the Planning to Change the World series. Click here to view sample pages. This year's calendar features all new historical anniversaries and birthdays. How is it that Planning to Change the World has new events and birthdays each year? Learn more about the 10 Year Rule and get a sneak peak at some sample dates from the 2011-2012 calendar.

Here's what leading educators have said about the Planning to Change the World series:

An imaginative and innovative idea in the field of education...I hope it will be widely adopted.
Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States
This book, with its wisdom, inspiration, and resources, could not have come at a better time! Every teacher – novice, veteran, and in-between – will love Planning to Change the World.
Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Finally, a plan book that is enlightening, provocative and fun.
Lisa Delpit, author of Other People’s Children
After 18 years in the classroom I have found a planning book that treats teaching as an art form.  On virtually every page of this book, I find myself challenged and inspired to think more deeply about the importance of what I do every day in the classroom.
Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Assistant Professor of Raza Studies and Education Administration at San Francisco State University and high school teacher
Are you planning to change the world? Before you change it, take a look at Planning to Change the World. It  might be just the help you were looking for.Bob Moses, founder of the Algebra Project 
This book is one of the gifts I give new teachers.

Linda Christensen, author of Reading, Writing, and Rising Up
A practical resource that can help teachers be more than merely effective practitioners; it can serve as a guide for approaching teaching in a way that is truly transformative.
Pedro Noguera, author of City Schools and the American Dream
To create a more just and equitable world...we need new tools that are as practical as they are thoughtful.  This social justice planner is one of those tools!
Tony Smith, Superintendent, Oakland Unified School District
Useful, hopeful and visionary, Planning to Change the World is just what every radical teacher needs.Wayne Au, Rethinking Schools
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Planning to Change the World was created by the New York Collective of Radical Educators and the Education for Liberation Network  with the support of Rethinking Schools. Proceeds from the sale of the plan book support the work of NYCoRE and the network. Learn more about our organizations. Questions? Email Tara Mack:



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